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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

Premierships at two clubs: Collingwood ruckman Darren Jolly joins an elite list of players who have played in winning Grand Final teams with two different clubs. Others include Ian Stewart (St Kilda 1966, Richmond 1973), Doug Wade (Geelong 1973, North Melbourne 1975), Darren Jarman (Hawthorn 1991, Adelaide 1997-98), Martin Pike (North Melbourne 1999, Brisbane 2001-2003), Blake Caracella (Essendon 2000, Brisbane 2003), Gavin Wanganeen (Essendon 1993, Port Adelaide 2004), Damien Hardwick (Essendon 2000, Port Adelaide 2004), Byron Pickett (North Melbourne 1999, Port Adelaide 2004), Jason Ball (West Coast 1994, Sydney 2005), Cameron Mooney (North Melbourne 1999, Geelong 2007 and 2009), Stuart Dew (Port Adelaide 2004, Hawthorn 2008)

Premiership against former club: Collingwood's Luke Ball became just the sixth player in League history to be a member of a Premiership team defeating his former club St Kilda. One of those six was Jason Ball who joined Sydney from West Coast and played in Sydney's Grand Final win over West Coast in 2005.

Most Years Between Coaching a Premiership: Collingwood Coach Mick Malthouse finally broke the fourth longest gap between Premierships as a coach. His last coaching win came in 1994 at West Coast. The longest coaching gap belongs to Allan Jeans who coached St Kilda to their first and only Premiership in 1966 but then had to wait 23 years before success as Hawthorn's coach in 1989. Next is Collingwood coach Jock McHale with 29 years between 1917 and 1936. He is followed by David Parkin who coached Hawthorn in 1978 and Carlton in 1995 for a gap of 17 years. Tied with Malthouse are Checker Hughes who had to wait 16 years between Premiership wins at Richmond in 1932 and Melbourne in 1964 and Kevin Sheedy at Essendon 1984 and 2000.

Premiership Coach at two Clubs: Malthouse is the seventh coach in League history to coach two teams to Premierships. He coached the Eagles to their 1992 and 1994 Grand Final wins before this season. The others to achieve the feat are Jack Worrall (1906, 1907 and 1908 with Carlton and 1911, 1912 with Essendon), Checker Hughes (1932 with Richmond and 1939, 1940 and 1941 with Melbourne), Percy Bentley (1934 with Richmond and 1945 and 1947 with Carlton), Ron Barassi (1968 and 1970 with Carlton and 1975 and 1977 with North Melbourne), Allan Jeans (1966 with St Kilda and 1983, 1986 and 1989 with Hawthorn), David Parkin (1978 with Hawthorn and 1981, 1982 and 1995 with Carlton) and Leigh Matthews (1990 with Collingwood and 2001, 2002 and 2003 with the Brisbane Lions).

Premiership at three clubs: Malthouse is the third person to be part of three Premiershp teams as a player or coach. He played in Richmond's 1980 win and coached the Eagles in 1992 and 1994. He joins Ron Barassi (1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960 and 1964 as a player with Melbourne, 1968 and 1970 as a coach with Carlton and 1975 and 1977 as a coach with North Melbourne) and Leigh Matthews (1971, 1976, 1978 and 1983 as a player with Hawthorn, 1990 as a coach with Collingwood and 2001, 2002 and 2003 as a coach with the Brisbane Lions).

Father-Son Premiership Players: Collingwood's Travis Cloke joins dad David as a premiership player. He is the 20th player to do so and the first since 1993 when Peter Somerville played in Essendon's Grand Final win.His father John played in Essendon's 1962 Grand Final victory.

Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release

Article last changed on Wednesday, October 06, 2010 - 8:32 PM EDT


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